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Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit.

Startup Colorado offers a select number of individual scholarships throughout the year to foster entrepreneurial growth in rural Colorado. Our goal is to eliminate any roadblocks that stand in the way of you attending an educational, networking, or community building event. Since 2018, Startup Colorado has provided more than 50 scholarships for entrepreneurs to pursue educational opportunities.

Startup Colorado provided travel scholarships for the Pikes Peak Small Business Week in 2019.

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. When submitting your application, please provide as much detailed information as possible. Apply for one of our scholarship opportunities below or submit a general application.

Available opportunities

Colorado Springs Startup Week
September 9-13, 2019 We’re offering 5 scholarships to rural entrepreneurs and community champions to attend the Colorado Springs Startup Week. Scholarships include accommodation at the “SUCO House,” daily breakfast, a group dinner and executive coaching session with Matt Jones, and a pre-event call with event organizers to help you plan your startup week. Apply by 8/21/2019 and let us know how attending the Colorado Springs Startup Week will help you grow your business or startup community. Apply now.
Denver Startup Week
September 16-20, 2019 Want to attend the largest startup week in the world, but don’t know where to begin? We’re here to help rural entrepreneurs and community champions navigate this year’s Denver Startup Week by offering scholarships to the event. Scholarships include accommodation at the “SUCO House,” daily breakfast, a group dinner and executive coaching session with Matt Jones, and a pre-event call with event organizers to help you plan your startup week. Apply by 8/28/2019 and let us know how attending the Denver Startup Week will help you grow your business or startup community. Apply now. 
The CampSight Breckenridge
September 22, 2019  The CampSight innovation and marketing "unconference" in Breckenridge is a mini one-day camp experience, featuring coffee meetups, mountain biking and hiking, talks, panel discussions and a campfire gathering. The focus is on Creating for Good and will include speakers like Joanna Garner of Meow Wolf, National Geographic Adventurer Shannon Galpin, and more. We're offering five scholarships, covering event registration fees, to 5 rural entrepreneurs and community champions. Deadline is 9/9/19. Apply now.
Silverton Innovation Expo
September 24-26 The 9th annual San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference and 3rd Annual Innovation Expo are both happening in Silverton this year, so the two will be conjoined to focus on changing approaches in both mining and reclamation. The 2019 conference will be an opportunity to step back and look at the bigger picture of mining and reclamation in the San Juan Mountains. Startup Colorado is offering three scholarships, covering event registration fees, to rural entrepreneurs interested in attending. Deadline is 9/9/19. Apply now.